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Flippin Out by Charmaine Clamor

With Flippin' Out singer Charmaine Clamor delivers an awesome musical patchwork of jazz, blues and Filipino folk music. Here you have a winner album filled with a plumy swinging touch and a graceful articulation of Contemporary jazz and jazz vocal categories. The mood of this work oozes glowingly and say-so via her often catchy vocalizations throughout these blended pieces of art. Moreover, the blues element gives evidence in more of an implicit rhythmic endeavor; hence, it is a jazz CD. Clamor harvests the boon of bright band mates here. On "Sa Ugoy Ng Duyan", the vocalist renders an analogue thread with guitarist Richard Ickard. In this piece the singer exults in ample breathing and out-like scatting which is amazing and light-hearted. She reaches immaculate highs and potent ways of expressing lyrics.

Throughout the whole twelve tracks this listenable experience is truly enjoyable. The songs are based on themes from Clamor’s emotional roots, yet the arrangements are criminally jazzy. Her utterances are very lustful with many musical silhouettes, voluptuously curling the notes and pawning them with a gentle lure and tremulous extensions expressed in "I Hadn’t Anyone ‘Till You" and "I Need a Lot of Love". The wiggling, shifting, and waves in Clamor’s singing are personalized, giving each note its own special feature and meaning. Charmaine Clamor’s performance is stupefying and daring and makes a profound and lasting impression on the listener’s mind.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Charmaine Clamor
  • CD Title: Flippin Out
  • Genre: Contemporary Jazz / Modern
  • Year Released: 2007
  • Record Label: FreeHam Records
  • Tracks: I Hadn’t Anymore ‘till You, Candy, My Funny Brown Pinay, Sugar In My Bow, Panahon Na/HindiKita, Malimot, Usahay, Minamahal Kita, Sa Ugoy Ng Duyan, Dahil Sa’Yo, I need a Lot of Love, Be My Love
  • Musicians: Charmaine Clamor (vocals), Christina Jacob (piano), Trey Henry (bass), Ray Brinker ( drums), Julius Tolention ( alto sax), Abe Lagrimas, Jr. (Ukulele), Gustavo Garcia ( percussion), Richard Ickard (guitar), Zaxariades (guitar, percussion, vocals), Pakaraguian Kulintang Ensemble (kulintang)
  • Rating: Five Stars
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